The elective is organized to provide a comprehensive overview of the practice and application of modern diagnostic radiology. The role of the radiologic subspecialties in diagnosis and treatment in both outpatient and inpatient settings is emphasized.
During the four-week elective, students rotate through inpatient and outpatient areas of the department, observing and participating in the procedures performed in the subspecialty sections of the department. In these assignments, the student works with the staff radiologist and resident in a one-on-one setting. In addition, students are expected to attend daily departmental and institutional teaching conferences.
The rotation includes experience in general film interpretation, fluoroscopy, urography, diagnostic ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, vascular/interventional radiology, breast imaging, and pediatric radiology.
Specialized elective month blocks may also be performed in various areas of the department, including Neuroradiology, Interventional Radiology, Abdominal Imaging, or Musculoskeletal Imaging. These electives will be limited to one student per month, and they require approval of the course director.
Method of Evaluation
Students are assessed by observation of their performance during the rotation. Each student is required to submit two case reports which may be added to the teaching file. A written and oral presentation can be made by those seeking honors.